It was a clash of mainstream culture vs. the counterculture when the Doors were booked to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show in September of 1967. Things did not go as smoothly as the producers may have hoped.
The sense of mystery created by the music of the Doors, specifically their charismatic frontman Jim Morrison, has helped make it hard for some people to believe that he's truly dead. Of course, the fact that an autopsy was never performed doesn't help, either.
For the first time ever, fans of the Doors will be able to hear the entirety of their famous concert at the Hollywood Bowl on July 5, 1968. On Oct. 23, the band will release 'Live at the Bowl '68' in both video (DVD, Blu-ray, digital) and audio (CD, LP, digital) formats.
If you're looking for a reason to stay in tonight, PBS has it as their 'My Music' series served up 'Ed Sullivan's Top Performers.' The special, airing on PBS stations across the country, takes a look back at the longtime variety show host's top music acts.
The fifth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival, scheduled for Aug. 16-18 in Los Angeles, will pay tribute to the legacy of the Doors with a three-day celebration featuring performances from an eclectic array of well-known artists.
It's looks as though Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg started something big at Coachella this year with the debut of the Tupac Shakur hologram that was part of their set. Now numerous music and entertainment icons may get a chance to live on after death thanks to the hologram technology.
The long-lasting appeal of the Doors is evident in the 40th anniversary edition of their album 'L.A. Woman' that was released earlier this year. In a new interview, guitarist Robbie Krieger spoke about how having longtime engineer Bruce Botnick produce the record instead of Paul A. Rothchild, who had helmed the band's first five albums, positively affected the sessions, in particular the mindset of singer Jim Morrison.
Released in April of 1971, 'L.A. Woman' was the final album the the Doors made with Jim Morrison. Within three months of its release, the singer would be dead. Sad as his lost is, talk about going out on a high note!
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